Monthly Archives: January 2011

watch out, here come the Mexican special forces

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more of San Cristobal

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protest against the murder of women in Mexico

The immediate reasons for the protest were the murders of Marisela Escobedo in December, and of Susana Chavez last week. Marisela Escobedo had a small furniture business in Ciudad Juarez. Her daughter Rubi, disappeared in 2008. Marisela got no help … Continue reading

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Chamula and its church

The nearest highland town to here is San Juan Chamula, six miles away, over the lip of the volcanic crater in which San Cristobal sits. Chamula is famous around here for various things, though the main tourist attraction is its … Continue reading

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the story of Acteal

On 22nd December R and I drove up to Acteal for the village’s annual commemoration. As the crow flies, it’s less than 30 miles from San Cristobal de las Casas. It took us two hours to drive there however as … Continue reading

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